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-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 90

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photos taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own images with an up or down perspective.


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There’s no need to don your walking boots to visit Salzburg Castle; there’s a handy funicular from the Old Town.

During castle opening hours you buy a combined funicular and castle entry ticket.  You can also ride the funicular in the evening, when the castle has closed, for just the price of the ride.

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The castle grounds are fun to explore, with great views over Salzburg (weather dependent, mind you!)

There are also free guided tours of the interior of the castle.  You get a grumpy minder to lead the way and you use the audio guide to get information on what you are seeing.  I found it be a very dissatisfying tour.  The grumpy guide was very grumpy and tried to hurry us around as quickly as possible.  Even at the top where I would like have stood and admired  the views, despite the grim weather, he was constantly trying to move me along.  And why was he in such a hurry? It seemed that he just wanted to get back inside to chat with his mates – there certainly wasn’t another tour waiting for him.

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The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

Welcome to week 90 and a huge thank you to all who participated last week.

All are welcome to join this challenge; do please share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, create a link to this challenge and click above to enter your link and view other entries.  If you have any difficulties with the linky, please just leave your link in a comment below and I will upload your thumbnail.

Finally, please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The linky list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT (or a bit before) and will normally be open for one week. 

aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 27 May 2015

22 replies »

  1. Oh you’re messing with my head with the two first ones:):) I remember Salzburg to be delightful, but we didn’t go to the castle – so it’s nice to see some views here!


  2. We didn’t go up to the castle, should have.
    Worst guide we had – at the Roman Baths in Bath.


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